How To Make A Dirty Shirley, Summer 2022’s It-Drink

And more soda-filled cocktails to enjoy.

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The Dirty Shirley, an alcoholic take on the Shirley Temple, has been dubbed the It-drink of summer. The classic recipe calls for about two ounces vodka and one ounce grenadine. Add both to a highball glass with ice, and top with about eight ounces lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.Shutterstock
For La Batanga, salt the rim of a highball glass and fill it with ice. Add one and a half ounces El Tequileño Blanco and a quarter ounce lime juice. Top with Mexican Coca-Cola. Stir with a knife to honor the iconic drink's creator, Don Javier of the world-famous La Capilla in Tequila, Mexico. Courtesy of El Tequileño
For the Strawberry Shortcake by Cara Campbell of The Gourmet Bon Vivant, rim your glasses with graham cracker crumbs. Separately, combine two ounces strawberry syrup and vodka each in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into glass and top with cream soda and a fresh strawberry.Cara Campbell, The Gourmet Bon Vivant
To make the Mijita, muddle together three ounces Candela Mamajuana, one tablespoon sugar, five fresh mint leaves, and two lime wedges. Top with Sprite and enjoy!Courtesy of Candela
For this Party Punch, add two cups Dos Hombres Mezcal, one and a half cups pomegranate juice, a half cup fresh orange juice, a quarter cup lime juice, one-eighth cup orgeat syrup, and two cups blood orange soda to a punch bowl with ice and stir. Garnish with orange slices, lime slices, and pomegranate seeds.Courtesy of Dos Hombres
For the Shirley Templeton, combine two ounces Templeton Rye 4 Year and four to seven ounces lemon lime soda in a tumbler or Collins glass filled with ice. Top with grenadine until the drink is pink in color. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.Courtesy of Templeton Rye
To make Share House’s specialty Orange Crush cocktail, combine one and three quarter ounces Smirnoff orange vodka and a half ounce triple sec. Top with fresh-squeezed orange juice and lemon lime soda to taste, and add ice to serve.Courtesy of Share House
Create your own Spiced Spritz by adding one and a half ounces Starward Nova, a half ounce Averna, one dash spicy bitters, and four ounces ginger ale to a wine glass. Stir and garnish with an orange wheel.Courtesy of Starward
For an easy option, try the Cuba Libre cocktail. Start by chilling a double-rocks or highball glass. Add two ounces Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum to your chilled glass. Fill with cracked ice. Slowly pour in four to five ounces cola soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.Courtesy of Dos Maderas
The Wild Beery Bathtub Gin by Ken Meehan, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, includes one and a fourth ounces moonshine, a quarter ounce wild berry syrup, and two ounces sour mix. Combine in a mason jar with ice and fill with lemon lime soda. Add fresh berries for garnish.Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

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